The race to sequence the human genome - Tien Nguyenby TED-Ed   3 years ago


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This video was created with support from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity:

In 1990, The Human Genome Project proposed to sequence the entire human genome over 15 years with $3 billion of public funds. Then, seven years before its scheduled completion, a private company called Celera announced that they could accomplish the same goal in just three years at a fraction of the cost. Tien Nguyen details the history of this race to sequence the human genome.

Lesson by Tien Nguyen, animation by Boico Visual House.